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    Question 'Ethiopian' affinities of Ethiopian Somalis

    Sometimes on 23andMe I see Ethiopian Somalis with as high as 40% Ethiopian and others as low as sub-1%? Why is it so random? These people are also not from near the border with Somalia but quite inland inside of Ethiopia's Somali province. Those Ethiopian Somali samples in Pagani et al. also show this discrepancy. Any explanations for this?

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    Somalis who are more Eurasian than the average Somali with clear Central/Northern Ethio shift will definitely score some Ethio.Those with Central/Northern Ethio tend to also be recently mixed (within last 5 generations) unlike folks like me with heightened Mota probably due to historical admixture (medieval era) from the Oromo migrations.If we assume those early Oromo expansionists were not that different from the current Borana.

    I score 100% Somali on 23&me and my father scores 100% Somali on Ancestry despite being a lot more Mota shifted than the average Somalis (14% Mota).I think Diini who is the most Mota shifted Somali on this forum was almost 100% Somali on 23&me if I recall correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drobbah View Post
    Somalis who are more Eurasian than the average Somali with clear Central/Northern Ethio shift will definitely score some Ethio.Those with Central/Northern Ethio tend to also be recently mixed (within last 5 generations) unlike folks like me with heightened Mota probably due to historical admixture (medieval era) from the Oromo migrations.If we assume those early Oromo expansionists were not that different from the current Borana.

    I score 100% Somali on 23&me and my father scores 100% Somali on Ancestry despite being a lot more Mota shifted than the average Somalis (14% Mota).I think Diini who is the most Mota shifted Somali on this forum was almost 100% Somali on 23&me if I recall correctly.
    That's true I'm 98.8% Somali and only 0.6% Ethiopian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drobbah View Post
    Somalis who are more Eurasian than the average Somali with clear Central/Northern Ethio shift will definitely score some Ethio.Those with Central/Northern Ethio tend to also be recently mixed (within last 5 generations) unlike folks like me with heightened Mota probably due to historical admixture (medieval era) from the Oromo migrations.If we assume those early Oromo expansionists were not that different from the current Borana.

    I score 100% Somali on 23&me and my father scores 100% Somali on Ancestry despite being a lot more Mota shifted than the average Somalis (14% Mota).I think Diini who is the most Mota shifted Somali on this forum was almost 100% Somali on 23&me if I recall correctly.
    Hmm, I think I noticed this pattern on the previous settings and then today saw a new Ethiopian Somali with high Ethio and it got me wondering.. On the old settings there were more Somalis with higher percentage of Ethiopian.

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